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English adjective: cut off

1. cut off detached by cutting


SamplesCut flowers.
A severed head.
An old tale of Anne Bolyn walking the castle walls with her poor cut-off head under her arm.


Synonymssevered


Similarcut


Antonymsuncut


English verb: cut off

1. cut off (communication) make a break in


SamplesWe interrupt the program for the following messages.


Synonymsbreak up, disrupt, interrupt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, break off, discontinue, stop


Narrower (hyponym)barge in, block, break, break, break in, burst in on, burst upon, butt in, chime in, chisel in, come in, cut, cut in, cut off, heckle, inject, interject, intermit, interpose, jam, pause, punctuate, put aside, put away, put in, put in, stop, stop over, take off, take time off, throw in

2. cut off (change) cease, stop


SamplesCut the noise.
We had to cut short the conversation.


Synonymscut


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt

3. cut off (contact) remove by or as if by cutting


SamplesCut off the ear.
Lop off the dead branch.


Synonymschop off, lop off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)come away, come off, detach


Narrower (hyponym)abscise, roach

4. cut off (contact) cut off and stop


SamplesThe bicyclist was cut out by the van.


Synonymscut out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)intercept, stop

5. cut off (contact) break a small piece off from


SamplesChip the glass.
Chip a tooth.


Synonymsbreak off, chip, knap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

6. cut off (contact) remove surgically


SamplesAmputate limbs.


ExamplesDid he cut off his foot?


Synonymsamputate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)slough off


Entailcut


Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine









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